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Re: Is (t^2-9)/(t-3) defined at t=3?
Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:18 PM
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On 10/12/2013 7:47 PM, Hetware wrote:
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> It is quite legitimate for a mathematician or anybody, for that matter,
> to appeal to native first principles rather than the authority of others
> as the first and final arbiter of Truth. Any other position would be
> unacceptable (mental slavery).
>


That is certainly an admirable view.

However, you turned to those with
greater expertise for assistance
with a question.

Subsequently, you find yourself
in an argument and rejecting the
authority of those mortals to
whom you turned.

Assuming that everyone entered into
discussion on this thread with
good intentions, you should ask
yourself how a questioned about
an indeterminate form devolved into
denials of "mental slavery".

Reading the thread up to where
you invoke the "authority of
mortals" remark suggests only
one thing:

You are already subjected to a
form of mental slavery by your
own native first principles.

Think about that one. You received
good answers from good mathematicians
and you attempted to tell them how
most mathematicians would do something
different from what they advised.

You were wrong.

And, apparently, your first principle
is to be argumentative.







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